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I am a qualified Mathematics teacher though now retired from classroom teaching due to hearing loss.I am a dedicated and motivated individual.Even after 24 years of teaching, I still find it very rewarding.
I have now been working as a home tutor since September 2013 teaching mathematics to a wide range of age groups from Key Stage 2 up to Key Stage 4. I also tutor A level Mathematics (Core 1 to 4 and Statistics S1& S2).
I really enjoy the challenge of having to prepare work for such a variety of ages and abilities but more importantly, I thoroughly enjoy working with students on a one to one basis and seeing their personal development, improvement and growth.
I have had online tutor training having worked for an online company for 18 months. I am therefore familiar with using a headset and webcam to help deliver online lessons.
Since starting tutoring in September 2013 all my GCSE students have achieved a C grade or higher, the majority of whom moved up two grades. Of my Key Stage 3 students they have all been moved up at least a set since starting one to one tutoring with me. Some of my students (past and present) have anxiety issues. One of them had not attended school since Year 9. I started tutoring him in Year 11 and he went on to achieve a grade C in his maths. Some of my students have also been dyslexic and very lacking in confidence but have gone on to achieve the grade C.
I have been involved in marking both GCSE and A level (Pure Maths Core 2 & 4 ) exam papers for AQA for a number of years, roles in which I have always received excellent feedback and assessment.
I have three adult daughters who I enjoy spending time with and help them in their various interests.I am a keen swimmer and also enjoy running, reading and walking my dog. I thoroughly enjoy watching rugby and have been to a number of live matches.
I enjoy baking and have been trying my hand at bread making but not very successfully. My family prefer my cakes, preferably the chocolate ones.
Availability: I have availability during week days as well as evenings.
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: Mathematics Tutor
Septemeber 2013 onwards
Online Maths Tutor [contact detail removed]
Jan 2014 to present day
AQA GCSE & A Level Examiner
Bradon Forest School [contact detail removed]
Part time Teacher of Mathematics April 1999 to April 2013
Teaching all years and abilities to GCSE and AS and developing suitable materials for myself and others within the department.
At the end of my tenure at Bradon Forest I taught small groups of pupils with learning disabilities and behavioural difficulties.
Education Centre [contact detail removed]
Home Tutor Feb 1998 to March 1999
This involved teaching individuals in home and hospital environments who were unable to attend mainstream schools due to health or behavioural difficulties.
Greendown School, [contact detail removed]
Part time Teacher of Mathematics Sept 1994 to Dec 1997
Teaching all years and abilities to GCSE.
Hardenhuish School Hardenhuish Lane, Chippenham
Full Time Teacher of Mathematics Sept 1992 to Sept 1993
Part Time Teacher of Mathematics Sept 1993 to July 1994
Teaching all years and abilities to GCSE and A Level.
St. John Baptist School [contact detail removed]
Full Time Teacher of Mathematics Sept 1989 to July 1992
Teaching all years and abilities to GCSE and A Level.
Also teaching some Physical Education and I was a member of the Staff Choir.
Feedback For Samantha (16)
Samantha is a very friendly, experienced tutor who established an instant rapport with my daughter. My daughter enjoys completing the homework exercises and is becoming increasingly confident at tackling maths programs. I highly recommend Sam as a maths tutor at GCSE level.
Very friendly, put my daughter at ease within 10 minutes and got to work straight away. Started identifying my daugthers weaknesses and working with her to overcome them.
My daughter has been working with Samantha for over a month now. From the first meeting I have seen a difference in my daughter`s confidence, she finds the tutor easy to understand and her expertise means she has well planned sessions targeted at her weaker areas. Would recommend Samantha highly
Fabulous, my daughter has already been moved into a higher set in Maths, all thanks to Sam!
I love how Samantha goes through past papers with me and gives me useful tips. She goes through things step by step, ensuring that I understand everything before moving on. Samantha is not only lovely but also a great tutor!
Excellent tutor. My daughter is finally understanding some of the things she has struggled with in Maths.
Really great tutor!
My son has been taught by Samantha for only a few weeks but has commented that he is already starting to regain confidence in this essential subject. She is patient, kind and very clear in her instruction.
All good so far and I am very happy to recommend her to others.
What a lovely welcoming lady. My daughter hated Math before she went here and now she gets excited to go tutoring. She is already showing signs of confidence.
Friendly and professional. My 15 year old son is finding Samantha`s maths tutoring very helpful
Sam is doing an amazing job with my son, who was feeling very uncertain about maths and his abilities. He is much more confident in class during these lessons.
I highly recommend Sam.
My daughter has been having Math`s tuition from Samantha since June and her grades in the subject have definitely improved. her confidence in the subject is returning and this in turn is helping her in class. I would recommend Samantha as a tutor, she knows the subject and helps put the pupil at ease. Samantha is an excellent tutor.
Excellent tutor, put my son at ease straight away. Very happy.
Fantastic tutor works really well with my daughter and her maths has improved
We are extremely happy to have found Samantha to tutor two of our children in Maths at GCSE level and Year 9 Maths. We cannot recommend her enough. She is a lovely person, highly skilled and knowledgeable and also reliable and patient. My son increased his grade in Maths from a "D" to "B" under Samantha`s tuition. His confidence and understanding of Maths vastly improved and he really enjoyed his lessons.. We are delighted with this result, which he needed to continue with the "A" levels of his choice.
My daughter also increased her understanding of Maths.
Samantha is an organised and dedicated teacher.
I honestly do not believe you could find a better Mathematics tutor for an adult or a child.
Samantha is an excellent tutor, very happy with her teaching and would strongly recommend.